178959_9596When designing stuff for ministry, I rarely do anything from scratch. To be honest, I know very few designers that do anything from scratch. They usually start with something. Either it’s a background, a texture or sometimes a pre-designed element. Sometimes you can find something great in a basic Google image search. You can almost always find great stuff at iStock, but you’ll have to pay for it. If you’re looking for better graphics than you’ll typically find on Google image search, but free unlike you’ll find on iStock, check out Stock XChange. From what I gather, it’s a massive collection of user contributed images and graphics. Sign up for a free membership and look for what you need. It’s been a great resource that I’ve used for years. Click here to visit the Stock XChange.